Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government signs more MOUs as millions go hungry

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2019: This Christmas is going to be very painful for millions of Sierra Leoneans, who have patiently waited for almost two years for the newly elected government of president Julius Maada Bio to turn the economy around. With fewer than 40% of young people in [Read More]

Politics

President Bio is off to ECOWAS amid furore back home over missing billions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 December 2019: President Julius Maada Bio will arrive in Abuja, Nigeria tonight, after an embarrassing and gruelling forty-eight hours of media and public outcry, over a report by the country’s Auditor General of a missing One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones from the government’s accounts. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Is the Sierra Leone government on the cusp of its next digital evolution?

Dr. Emmanuel Johnson PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 December 2019: The parliament of Representatives in Sierra Leone should enact the Modernizing Government Technology Act, and 2019-2020 budget negotiations are soon to begin. The Bio administration now moves beyond merely improving agency operations to invest in new digital services that enhance [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government officials react to report of missing Billions by Auditor General

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2019: It’s now more than twenty-four hours, since the Sierra Leone Auditor General Report 2018 went public. There have been mixed reactions to the findings of the report, especially key highlight showing that One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones of government cash (about $14 [Read More]

Politics

Parliament rejects president Bio’s request for his travel expenses to be written in finance law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2019: Following debates in the Parliament of Sierra Leone this week, MPs on Wednesday 18th December 2019, approved the government’s Finance Bill entitled: “The Appropriation Act 2020” with major amendments, including the removal of a Clause intended to set the president’s foreign expenses into law. [Read More]

Politics

Quote of the day

Oswald Hanciles (the guru): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2019: “In our political systems, there is blind ethnic/regional voting by the electorate. In a schizophrenic way, the electorate would dance and romp, and fiercely defend and vote for political parties and candidates that would have done absolutely nothing to lift [Read More]

Breaking News

One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones missing in government’s accounts – says auditor general

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2019: The 2018 Report of Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Mrs Lara Taylor Pearce, which was today tabled in parliament, makes for an unpleasant reading. The report is replete with massive evidence of rampant corruption, maladministration and brazen theft of public funds, under the watch [Read More]

Economy & Business

UK Department for International Development brings electricity to homes in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2019: Yesterday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio commissioned the countrywide Renewable Rural Energy Project (RREP) in Petifu, Lokomasama Chiefdom in Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. The Renewable Rural Energy Project (RREP) which is designed to target 94 communities across the country, is funded by the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Third Quality Agriculture Produce Fair opens in Kenema – Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2019: Government Chief Minister David Francis, yesterday officially opened the Third Quality Agriculture Produce Fair (QPF) in Kenema, to showcase the best of the country’s farming enterprises and produce. Speaking on behalf of president Bio who would normally have been present, and for the agriculture [Read More]